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Bridge - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Bridge

Bridge is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

A bridge is what the cue rests on during the stroke. It can mean using the front hand to control the shaft of the cue during the aiming, stroke, and follow through of a billiard shot. When using a hand bridge, the shooter can rest the cue between the thumb and index finger for an open bridge or he or she can rest the cue on their thumb with their index finger wrapped over the top for a closed bridge. A bridge can also be accomplished by using a mechanical bridge.

See: goose neck rest, cross rake, jigger, swan rest, goose neck, spider rest, hand bridge, bridge hand, mechanical bridge, crutch, rake, bridge stick, rest, spider, hand chalk, closed bridge, open bridge, granny stick, cross, swan for more on the meaning of "Bridge".

Bridge - Usage

I don't want the bridge to ruin the cue shaft on my new cue, so I always use a hand bridge.

Billiards - Bridge

  • Title: Bridge
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/8/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:48:13 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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